As "Dwight Jr." on The Office, Clark Duke played the straight man to Rainn Wilson in the show's final season. With just a handful of episodes of the series left, we sat down with Clark in LA to get the scoop on his last day of shooting — and the "mementos" he took from the set — as well as what's ahead for him. Clark currently voices Thunk in The Croods, which took the top spot at the box office this weekend, and is reprising his role as Marty in the much-anticipated sequel to Kick-Ass later this year. Check out our interview and catch The Office Thursday nights on NBC at 9 p.m. / 8 p.m. Central.
Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) may be down for the count, but Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Moretz) are not on their own in the red band trailer for Kick-Ass 2. The trailer for the sequel to 2010's Kick-Ass reveals the superhero duo is hitting the streets again to fight crime in New York City. This time, they have to fight the original movie's Chris D'Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), who's been reborn as baddie The Mother F%&*^r. Good thing they have fellow caped crusader Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey) and his loyal canine companion by their side.
I'm so excited for this movie — Hit-Girl is one of my favorite superhero characters of all time, and now that she's on her way into adolescence, I think her skills (and foul mouth) are only going to get more awesome. I also find that Carrey is at his best playing flamboyant characters like this, and I can't wait to see what he adds to the team. Kick-Ass 2 opens Aug. 16, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.
The cast of Modern Family gave a nice nod to The Office while accepting their SAG honor this evening, and the show's final season was a hot topic on the red carpet, particularly when we talked to two of the series' newer additions: Clark Duke and Jake Lacy. Check out our interview to hear what they'll miss most when The Office has its final farewell — plus, if there's a chance that Steve Carell might come back.
By now you may have heard that Kick-Ass isn't your average comic book-based movie. Instead of your friendly neighborhood heroes who only want to help the innocent, you have a cast of superpower-free renegades who shouldn't be anyone's hero — yet each and every player in Kick-Ass manages to win you over, one filthy word at a time.
Relative unknown Aaron Johnson stars as nerdy, awkward Dave Lizewski (AKA Kick-Ass), a guy who wonders why no regular person has ever tried to be a superhero. Determined to be the first, he puts on a cheap scuba suit and tries his hand at combating crime. Soon, he finds out that he's not the only masked avenger in town when the true badasses — Hit Girl and Big Daddy — come out to play. Played by Nicolas Cage and Chloe Moretz, the father-and-daughter pair are the real fighters who are after crime boss Frank D'Amico.
What follows is a violent, action-filled thrill ride that has you cheering, cringing, and ultimately, wanting more. To hear why, just read more
The geeky good time of Wondercon allowed me the opportunity to talk to stars of upcoming movies that I'm super excited about, including irreverent comic-turned-film Kick-Ass. I showed you my interviews with stars Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz, but now it's time for McLovin' himself and Greek's Dale: Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Clark Duke!
Watch Mintz-Plasse joke about which other superhero he'd portray (it's really not what you think) and playing Red Mist:
To hear Duke talk about his star growing and being a mild-mannered sidekick, just read more
It's OK to be skeptical of the whole hot-tub-as-time-machine thing that is the plot of, ahem, Hot Tub Time Machine. The movie is aware of its own ridiculousness and quickly shepherds you past that little detail so you can let yourself go and thoroughly enjoy it. Being able to appreciate the absurdity of a sci-fi jacuzzi is the first thing you'll need to love this movie; the other thing? A highly dirty sense of humor.
John Cusack, Craig Robinson, and Rob Corddry star as three buddies who try to relive their glory days at the ski lodge they once ruled in the '80s. Clark Duke plays the nephew of Cusack's character, his youth serving to remind the three men of their age and dissatisfaction with their grown-up lives. The perfect storm of debauchery, alcohol, and a shorted hot tub control panel leads them to time travel to their former selves in 1986. It's unbelievably silly, but to see why I lost myself in the madness, just read more
Right on the heels of the sweet geekfest that is Comic-Con, we get a little preview for a movie that deals with the space-time continuum. Kinda. (Well, it also references Stargate fan fiction, so there's an uber-geeky tie-in.) In Hot Tub Time Machine, we follow four guys (played by Craig Robinson, John Cusack, Rob Corddry, and Greek's Clark Duke) who get drunk and travel back in time (via hot tub, naturally). This red-band (read: NSFW) preview doesn't show a great deal of the movie but it makes me giggle because a) these four guys together make a silly bunch, and b) I find it funny to hear John Cusack say the F-word. I don't know why.
The movie opens Feb. 26, 2010, and to check out the preview, read more
First of all, it's called Hot Tub Time Machine. And that's exactly what we can expect to see in this movie: A hot tub that has the power to bring people back in time. The story will follow "a group of guys who have grown frustrated with their adult lives. They return to the ski lodge where they partied as teens to find answers and are transported to 1987 via their hot tub, a bubbly time machine."
Back when this project was first announced (and Popwatch deemed it the stupidest movie title ever), I figured the cast would be largely taken from the Apatow pool — and though Craig Robinson is one of the men in the hot tub, the other two will be played by John Cusack and Rob Corddry, with Greek's Clark Duke playing Cusack's younger brother.
I truly hope this movie is great and funny because I really like all these dudes. All I know is I'm relieved that this hot tub will have nothing to do with Brody Jenner and the young men with whom he is bromantically involved.
I heard about Sex Drive a while ago and then read a review that gave the movie a so-so rating, but now that I've seen the trailer, I'm kinda interested to see it. In some ways it resembles a way weaker version of Superbad, but also more bizarre and — it seems — a little less gross. The plot goes like this: "A horny teenager brings his friends along on a road trip from Chicago to Knoxville to lose his virginity with a girl he met online."
The cast makes me like this movie more than I might otherwise. I don't usually laugh at Seth Green, but I actually did in this case. Also, it stars one of my favorite actors from Greek: Clark Duke (who plays Rusty's conservative Southern roommate Dale on the show), pictured above in the bathrobe. And finally: James Marsden is in it. He's even cute when playing a pretty abhorrent character. Now that's talent.
The movie opens October 10. To check out the trailer, read more
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